The United Kingdom in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 2,259

  • 1881-02-26 -27] Natal: British troops under Major General Colley occupy Majuba Hill
  • 1881-03-23 Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
  • 1881-04-05 Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
  • 1881-07-01 General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell-Childers reforms of the British Army's organisation, comes into effect
  • 1882-02-15 SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand for Britain with the first cargo of frozen meat.
  • 1882-03-04 Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
  • 1882-07-11 British fleet bombards Alexandria
  • 1882-08-16 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
  • 1882-09-13 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
  • 1882-09-14 British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
  • 1882-09-15 British General Wolseley occupies Cairo
  • 1882-11-15 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
  • 1882-11-16 British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger
  • 1883-08-01 A papyrus offered to British Museum for £10,000 (forgery)
  • 1883-08-01 Inland postal service begins in Great Britain
  • 1884-01-18 Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom

  • 1884-02-26 British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
  • 1884-09-04 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • 1884-09-26 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
  • 1884-11-06 British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
  • 1884-12-16 Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1885-01-17 British beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan
  • 1885-01-19 Battle of Abu Klea, Sudan, between the British Desert Column and Mahdist forces: 76 British and 1,100 Mahdists killed
  • 1885-02-26 Berlin Conference gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to Great Britain
  • 1885-03-30 The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
  • 1885-03-31 Great Britain declares Bechuanaland a protectorate
  • 1885-06-24 British government of Salisbury forms
  • 1885-09-30 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
  • 1886-01-27 First British government of Salisbury resigns
  • 1886-02-12 2nd British government of Salisbury forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1886-04-08 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1886-06-08 First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common
  • 1886-07-24 China takes British protectorate of Burma

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1886-07-28 British government led by Lord Salisbury forms

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 1886-08-01 Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1886-08-13 John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1886-10-30 Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1887-06-21 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1887-10-01 Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1887-11-15 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
  • 1887-12-10 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty

  • 1887-12-28 Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
  • 1888-09-06 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnon's Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1888-10-29 Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for British South Africa Company

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 1890-03-04 The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
  • 1890-07-01 Great Britain and Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
  • 1890-08-05 British and French accord to divide African colonization
  • 1890-11-04 Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
  • 1891-03-17 British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
  • 1891-03-18 Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
  • 1891-05-15 British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
  • 1892-01-24 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • 1892-02-29 Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
  • 1892-07-04 James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
  • 1892-07-06 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain
  • 1892-08-15 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms
  • 1893-01-13 British Independent Labour Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
  • 1893-03-30 Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain
  • 1893-06-22 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • 1894-02-16 British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
  • 1894-03-03 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • 1894-04-12 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central Africa
  • 1894-06-18 Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate
  • 1894-06-25 Boer leader Paul Kruger meets the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)
  • 1894-08-02 Death duties 1st introduced in Britain
  • 1894-08-14 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge demonstrates wireless telegraphy (radio) using Morse code at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University
  • 1895-01-12 The National Trust is founded in Britain.
  • 1895-03-30 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race
  • 1895-05-27 British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
  • 1895-06-21 British Roseberry government falls
  • 1896-01-18 British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
  • 1896-08-27 Britain defeats Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM). Shortest recorded war in history.
  • 1896-09-22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history
  • 1897-01-26 Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army
  • 1897-01-27 British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • 1897-05-14 Great Britain signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia
  • 1897-08-10 Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Automobile Club)
  • 1897-09-25 1st British bus service opens
  • 1898-06-09 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years

BattleBattle of Interest

1898-09-02 Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1899-03-21 British & French accord over West Africa
  • 1899-04-24 Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
  • 1899-09-08 British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal, South Africa
  • 1899-09-17 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
  • 1899-10-09 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
  • 1899-10-09 South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
  • 1899-10-11 South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
  • 1899-10-12 South Africa Boer Republic declares war on Britain
  • 1899-10-20 Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers
  • 1899-10-21 Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)
  • 1899-10-22 British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
  • 1899-10-24 Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1899-10-30 British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1899-11-12 British troops reach Durban Natal
  • 1899-11-22 -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
  • 1899-11-28 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
  • 1899-12-10 -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
  • 1899-12-10 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
  • 1899-12-15 Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
  • 1899-12-18 Field Marshal Lord Roberts appointed British supreme commander in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,500

  • 1910-01-21 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1910-02-21 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WWII)
  • 1910-02-21 Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
  • 1910-03-16 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
  • 1910-04-06 Desmond Dreyer, British admiral
  • 1910-05-12 Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British biochemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964), born in Cairo (d. 1994)
  • 1910-05-31 Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist
  • 1910-06-09 Geoffrey Musson, British General
  • 1910-06-13 Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)
  • 1910-07-03 Bernard Burrows, British diplomat (d. 2002)
  • 1910-07-20 Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
  • 1910-07-28 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
  • 1910-08-06 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1910-10-06 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • 1910-10-22 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1910-11-03 Richard Hurndall, British actor (Doctor Who, The Inheritors, It's Murder But Is It Art), born in Darlington, Durham, England (d. 1984)
  • 1910-11-11 Yisrael Eldad, British extremist politician
  • 1910-12-13 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England
  • 1910-12-29 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), born in Willesden, London (d. 2013)
  • 1911-01-09 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
  • 1911-01-29 George Burns, British major-general
  • 1911-01-31 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1981)
  • 1911-03-23 Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • 1911-03-28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language, born in Lancaster (d. 1960)
  • 1911-05-18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1911-05-28 Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1911-05-29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
  • 1911-06-09 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Paddington, London (d. 1998)
  • 1911-06-15 W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
  • 1911-06-20 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • 1911-07-09 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), born in Lushan District, Jiangxi, China (d. 1968)
  • 1911-07-27 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (The Blaze of Noon), born in Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1981)
  • 1911-08-01 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • 1911-08-27 Kathleen "Kay" Walsh, British actress (The Horse's Mouth, Oliver Twist), born in Chelsea, London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1911-09-06 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, born in Vancouver (d. 1996)
  • 1911-10-02 Stuart Rose, British designer (British Post Office), born in London (d. 1993)
  • 1911-11-29 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy
  • 1911-12-14 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)

Person of interestKim Philby

1912-01-01 Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

  • 1912-02-14 Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912-02-15 George Mikes, Hungarian British writer (How to Be an Alien)
  • 1912-02-16 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
  • 1912-02-27 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India (d. 1990)

Person of interestJames Callaghan

1912-03-27 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 1912-04-12 Harold Maguire, British air marshal, born in Kilkishen, Ireland (d. 2001)
  • 1912-04-15 Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)
  • 1912-04-28 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WWII)
  • 1912-05-06 Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral
  • 1912-05-24 Joan Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1912-06-16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • 1912-07-19 Norman Carr, British conservationist working in Central and Southern Africa, born in Chinde, Portuguese East Africa (b. 1997)
  • 1912-07-27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1912-08-21 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), born in St. Helier, Channel Islands (d. 1995)
  • 1912-08-27 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral, born in Franham, Surrey (d. 1992)
  • 1912-10-02 Eric Charles Twelves Wilson, English British Army officer (awarded Victoria Cross), born in Sandown, Isle of Wight, England (d. 2008)
  • 1912-12-31 Maj-Gen John Frost, British para commander (d. 1993)
  • 1913-01-02 Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
  • 1913-02-03 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
  • 1913-02-10 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1913-02-27 Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
  • 1913-03-15 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1913-03-29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH), born in Garston, Liverpool (d. 2009)
  • 1913-04-19 Cyril English, British educator
  • 1913-05-06 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist
  • 1913-05-06 Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner
  • 1913-05-09 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, born Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)
  • 1913-05-25 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)
  • 1913-05-31 Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
  • 1913-06-01 Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1913-06-08 Graham Watson, British-born literary agent (Curtis Brown)
  • 1913-06-25 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-03 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1913-07-23 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2010)
  • 1913-08-13 Albert Oram, Baron Oram, British Labour politician, born in Winchester, England (d. 1999)
  • 1913-08-23 Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
  • 1913-08-27 Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
  • 1913-09-25 David Hunt, British diplomat winner of the BBC's Mastermind television quiz (1977), born in Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • 1913-11-21 Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
  • 1914-01-15 Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
  • 1914-01-19 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • 1914-02-05 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British biophysicist (Nobel 1963), born in Banbury (d. 1998)
  • 1914-02-13 Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
  • 1914-02-16 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • 1914-02-20 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • 1914-02-24 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • 1914-03-14 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), born in Acton, Middlesex, England (d. 1999)
  • 1914-03-29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)

Person of interestAlec Guinness

1914-04-02 Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1914-04-04 John Beith, British diplomat, ambasador to Israel and Belgium (d. 2000)
  • 1914-04-26 Charlie Chester, British comedian (Never Say Die)
  • 1914-05-07 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (d. 1996)
  • 1914-05-10 Lord Smith, British surgeon
  • 1914-05-18 Anthony Fell, British MP
  • 1914-05-27 Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister
  • 1914-05-27 Rose Stainton, CEO (British Airways)
  • 1914-06-05 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1914-06-24 Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)
  • 1914-07-24 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)
  • 1914-08-06 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,281

  • 1982-11-16 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), dies at 82
  • 1982-11-21 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • 1983-03-26 Anthony Blunt, British art historian and spy for USSR, dies at 75
  • 1983-07-09 Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)

Person of interestDavid Niven

1983-07-29 David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73

  • 1983-11-15 John Le Mesurier, British actor (The Italian Job, Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 71
  • 1983-12-11 Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  • 1983-12-26 Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
  • 1984-01-01 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
  • 1984-03-04 Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
  • 1984-03-28 Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
  • 1984-04-05 Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
  • 1984-04-06 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter (Teddy Bears' Picnic, My Prayer), dies at 81
  • 1984-04-09 Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
  • 1984-04-15 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • 1984-05-15 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, dies at 85
  • 1984-05-20 Peter Bull, British actor and author (The African Queen, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1984-05-28 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1984-07-27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1984-08-27 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 1984-10-12 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)
  • 1985-01-09 Robert Mayer, German-born businessman and philanthropist, dies at 105
  • 1985-01-22 Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)

Person of interestWilliam Lyons

1985-02-08 William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • 1985-03-23 Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
  • 1985-04-11 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
  • 1985-04-14 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies at 65
  • 1985-04-25 Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1985-05-05 Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
  • 1985-05-09 Reginald Dixon, British theatre organist, dies at 80
  • 1985-07-02 David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • 1986-01-04 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81

Person of interestWallis Simpson

1986-04-24 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, dies at 89

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • 1986-07-18 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, 6th President of FIFA (1961-74) dies at 91
  • 1986-07-29 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1986-10-28 John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)
  • 1986-11-29 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), dies from a cerebral haemorrhage at 82

Person of interestHarold Macmillan

1986-12-29 Harold Macmillan, British Conservative politician and Prime Minister (1957-63), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • 1987-04-03 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer, dies at 97
  • 1987-04-26 John Ernest Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)
  • 1987-05-08 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (b. 1920)
  • 1987-05-12 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist and drummer, dies at 53 of a heart attack
  • 1987-07-01 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • 1987-09-17 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), dies at 73
  • 1987-10-19 Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42
  • 1987-12-27 Geoffrey D Lloyd, Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (b. 1933)
  • 1988-04-14 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • 1988-04-27 David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)

Person of interestKim Philby

1988-05-11 Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", dies at 76

Person of interestFrederick Ashton

1988-08-18 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • 1988-10-02 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)
  • 1988-11-22 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, dies at 67
  • 1988-12-21 Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81
  • 1988-12-29 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 1989-01-18 Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
  • 1989-01-27 Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
  • 1989-04-12 Gerald Flood, British actor (Doctor Who, Patton), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1989-07-14 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited, dies at 72
  • 1989-08-20 George Adamson [Baba ya Simba - "Father of Lions"], British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya at 82
  • 1989-12-05 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • 1990-01-26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • 1990-03-12 Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)
  • 1990-06-16 Eva Turner, British soprano, dies
  • 1990-07-30 Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • 1990-08-02 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), dies at 68

Person of interestA. J. P. Taylor

1990-09-07 A.J.P Taylor [Alan John Percival], English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), dies at 84

Historian A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
A. J. P. Taylor
  • 1990-11-14 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87

Person of interestRoald Dahl

1990-11-23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • 1991-02-21 Margot Fonteyn, ballerina (1st lady of British Ballet), dies at 71
  • 1991-03-27 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • 1991-04-19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • 1991-05-08 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), dies at 72
  • 1991-05-16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • 1991-05-23 Peter Trevenen Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money), dies at 74
  • 1991-05-31 Angus Wilson, [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
  • 1991-06-14 Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • 1991-06-14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • 1991-08-12 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • 1991-08-20 Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • 1991-08-29 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1991-08-31 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • 1991-09-01 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • 1991-09-01 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • 1991-10-22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • 1991-11-14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

1991-11-24 Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter (Queen - We are Champions), dies of aids at 45

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • 1991-12-03 Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
  • 1991-12-14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
  • 1991-12-15 Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
  • 1992-01-10 Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
  • 1992-02-02 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
  • 1992-02-16 Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, dies of cancer at 51
  • 1992-02-21 Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
  • 1992-02-29 Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70
  • 1992-03-17 Charles Rea, British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
  • 1992-03-23 Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
  • 1992-04-01 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • 1992-04-28 Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82
  • 1992-05-09 Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident
  • 1992-05-21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies